Cloquet 65 Good
Cloquet Livability #465 ranked city in Minnesota#11,981 ranked city in the USARanks better than 59% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Cloquet

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

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What's it like Living in Cloquet?

Located in the state of Minnesota, Cloquet is a mid-sized city with a population of 11,994 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Cloquet is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are American Indian and Alaskan and Black. Cloquet is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 50%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. If you're not a fan of traffic congestion and long commute times to work, Cloquet is the place to be. Commutes to work here are shorter, with an average one-way commute time taking only 19 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Cloquet could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Minnesota if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Cloquet, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, health & safety, education, employment, housing and more.

Cloquet, MN receives 63 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #531 in Minnesota and #13,709 in the USA. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Cloquet ranks well for crime (B), cost of living (B-) and housing (B+). There are some categories that Cloquet scores poorly for, including: amenities (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Cloquet apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Cloquet real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Cloquet. The median home price for Cloquet homes is $151,600, which is 20.8% lower than the Minnesota average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cloquet, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 6.7% lower than the Minnesota average.

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      Cloquet transportation information

      Statistic Cloquet Minnesota National
      Average one way commute19min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.0%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.5%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.6%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home4.1%5.3%4.6%
      Source: The Cloquet, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).